Monthly Archives: February 2012

Street Vendor at Night

Street vendors who sell minimal fruits and vegetables are a very familiar sight on the streets of Jeddah.

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Il Villaggio Restaurant Shop

Besides the lovely restaurant, Il Villaggio also has a lovely little shop where gourmet Italian food items can be purchased. They also provide cakes for special occasions – and the ones pictured here are samples of their work. I think … Continue reading

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Il Villaggio Restaurant – Stained Glass Dome

When I enter the beautiful Il Villaggio Restaurant in Jeddah, I feel as though I am stepping into a gorgeous Italian villa. The stained glass dome (above) is spectacular sight at the entryway of the restaurant. Just beneath the stained … Continue reading

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Our World: To Each Her Own

This nightgown in a shop window is a little – well, obnoxious? I’m constantly amused at some of the fashions I see here… Be sure to visit OUR WORLD TUESDAY, where family-friendly bloggers share a unique glimpse into what life … Continue reading

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Home Accessories Shop

There are many home decor shops like this one in Jeddah, with a great selection of products for the home stacked from the floor to the ceiling. As a rule, Saudis love to entertain and are wonderful hosts.

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Up in a Flash

A year ago, none of these buildings were here. It used to be an area comprised of all vacant lots for blocks and blocks. This whole area in northeast Jeddah has experienced a super rate of growth and development and … Continue reading

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Skywatch: Royal Billboard

There are images of Saudi Arabia’s king everywhere here in Jeddah – on the sides of buildings, on billboards, inside businesses, etc. This huge image of the king is on a center island dividing lanes of traffic on a very … Continue reading

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